Sports betting in New Jersey challenged in lawsuit (UPD: fed appeals ct denies)
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01-22-2013, 06:42 PM
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US Department of Justice joining in.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed notice Tuesday that it is joining a lawsuit by sports leagues and the NCAA to stop the state from allowing sports gambling, setting the stage for a fight next month over the constitutionality of a 21-year-old federal statute.
Tuesday’s filing was expected after a federal judge last month declined New Jersey’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the NFL, the NHL, the NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA.
Now, the focus will turn to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 statute that prohibited sports gambling in all but four states: Nevada, where bettors can gamble on games individually; and Oregon, Montana and Delaware, which were allowed to offer multi-game parlay betting.
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